Orthopedics Book


Shoulder Imaging

Aka: Shoulder Imaging
  1. Imaging: XRay as First-Line Imaging Modality
    1. See Shoulder XRay
    2. See Acromion XRay Findings
    3. See Shoulder Pain (initial evaluation)
    4. See Shoulder Injury (initial evaluation)
    5. See Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis
    6. See Acromioclavicular Osteoarthritis
  2. Imaging: Second-Line Imaging Modalities
    1. Shoulder MRI (MRA significantly increases Test Sensitivity and Specificity)
      1. Rotator Cuff Tear (esp. under age 40 years old)
      2. Shoulder Labral Tear (Shoulder Instability)
    2. Shoulder Ultrasound
      1. Rotator Cuff Tear (esp. over age 40 years old)
      2. Biceps tendon Tenosynovitis
    3. Shoulder CT
      1. Severe Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis with erosions
      2. Glenohumeral bone loss related to Shoulder Instability
      3. Occult ShoulderFracture
      4. Bony tumors in Shoulder region

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